vlim wrote:justcoping wrote:Hi (on behalf of a friend),
Would like to find out if it's advisable for a child who has no home support (as his parents are not highly educated) to accept the GEP offer? He is highly gifted in Math but not so for EL as they do not speak EL at home. They cannot afford tuition too. Thanks
Hi how about his ability for other subjects such as science and chinese?
Anyway not all gep students have tuitions. Being from a low income family I feel tt it is a great opportunity for him to into gep as I think moe has spend alot in forming up this programme... We can't get this sort of gifted programme from any enrichment center out there .... And lastly the attitude of the kid. If he is prepared to work hard and face the challenging gep then, I think he should go in... Most gep schools do give remedial lessons to kids who are weak in a particular subjects....
Hope my little info helps and congratulation to your friend and the boy!
Thanks so much vlim. I'm really unsure about Science but his Chinese is ok (it's a friend's friend). It seemed that he was fortunate to have a good EL tr in Primary 1 who imparted the ability to read as well as the love for reading so he's still able to manage a B1 after a series of B3s and B2s in P1 and P2. He's very good with Math -- do not need coaching it seems and he can still do well. If he gets a question wrong, it's only due to his inability to understand the question which happened in P1 and P2 so his grades then were high B2.
Not much support from home. Parents didn't even know about briefing. The boy is making his own decision. That's about as much as I know. Btw, r there workshops that he must pay to attend in GEP? Are there Financial Assistance Schemes in GEP too?
He's motivated but I think his current school environment help. Are GEP trs nurturing? I think that is the key question.